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A Great Deception: The Ruling Lamas' Policies by Western Shugden Society
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars illigetimate, 16 May 2014
There are legitimate arguments that can be levied against Dalai Lama from a nationalist, feminist, liberation theological or gay/lesbian perspective. These have been levied against him publicly and he has responded in a way that usually humbles the plaintiffs - and from my reading of his responses they aren't mere words. He radically shifts policy, refocuses, contemplates and responds in a way that is consistent with his Buddhist beliefs including stating that many of the traditional beliefs should be abandoned in the light of modern science, psychology and sociology. But 'The Great Deception' lives up to it's title. It is a rant, a rabid foam mouthed polemic - not a balanced, researched,… Read more
The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions: Ve&hellip by Celine Steen
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Six Stars!, 1 Mar 2014
I usually give reviews that veer towards tough! But this book had me giddy when it arrived, came with me throughout the day to read on the way to work and while sitting in a café at lunch time. Its a veritable encyclopedia that really does what it says on the cover. There are charts for foods such as butter, eggs, cheese as well as foods that there are high rates of intolerance for, that allow you to instantly and directly replace them in any recipe, with a range of alternatives depending, on the recipe. There are also recipes for how to make the substitutes. Need blue cheese? Parmesan shavings - this is the place to go. Need mayonnaise or eggs for that chocolate cake batter or… Read more
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Foods (Co&hellip by Wardeh Harmon
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This book isn't of use to vegans or people who should avoid whey. Almost all recipes use whey as a base ingredient. Of the first 100 recipes, three didn't use animal produce. I am giving it a three star as I don't want to unfairly skew the average rating! I will leave it to non vegans to do that among themselves and just want to alert those of you to whom this little snippet of info might be relevant.

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